Meet our Teachers

Meet our teachers

Education and research are closely linked at Stockholm University. As a student, you will have direct contact with leading researchers in your field and access to the most recent scientific findings. Our researchers are also our teachers, meet a few of them here.

  • Professor Christian Christensen Photo: Niklas Björling "The level of intellectual freedom is very high" Christian Christensen, a Professor of Journalism, enjoys teaching as it enables him to keep up with the younger generations.
  • Professor Jelena Zdravkovic "Stockholm University is a very good place to be a researcher" Professor Jelena Zdravkovic is happy when her students' answers, ideas and views become more relevant and innovative than her own. It means that she has succeeded at transferring knowledge.
  • Professor Denis Searby Photo: Niklas Björling "It's easy to bring internationally well-known researchers here" Professor Denis Searby is enthusiastic about being based in Stockholm where he conducts research within Romance Studies and Classics at Stockholm University.
  • Mats Wiklund ‘The job prospects after graduation are really good’ ‘I am fascinated by research and the possibility of spreading knowledge through open systems’, says Mats Wiklund. Stockholm University was among the first in computer sciences and a Stockholm University professor, Börje Langefors, even invented the Swedish word for computer, ‘dator’.
  • Martin Jakobsson Mapping the ocean floor and surfing the waves Martin Jakobsson is a professor of marine geology and geophysics at the Department of Geologic Sciences. His research is focussed on the geological and oceanographical development of the Arctic Ocean. He has been to the North Pole three times and has even worked in the waters of the Antarctic.
  • ss There when the Higgs particle was found When the Higgs particle was found it was a big day for science. Researchers had been looking since the 1960s, when the existence of the particle was predicted by the “Standard Model” describing what gave elementary particles mass.
  • Örjan Gustafsson. Foto: Eva Dalin. The ocean depths reveal the climate’s future What would make someone leave the Swedish summer to travel thousands of kilometres on an icebreaker through the fog and cold of the Arctic? Researcher Örjan Gustafsson drills into the ocean floor to find fresh clues to the climate’s future.